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Southend United 3-1 Wigan Athletic

League One leaders Wigan suffered a shock defeat at Southend as Chris Powell continued his fantastic start as Shrimpers boss.

Powell, who has become the first permanent Blues boss to win his first three games in charge, saw his side go in front after just three minutes when Michael Turner headed home a right-wing free-kick from Stephen McLaughlin.

Southend went further in front in the 36th minute when Simon Cox played in Marc-Antoine Fortune, who fired home a low left-footed shot against his former side for his first goal since October.

Cox came close to making it 3-0 before Wigan got back into the game in the 67th minute when substitute James Vaughan volleyed Nathan Byrne's right-wing cross into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.

However, the Shrimpers stood firm and made sure of their win in the 83rd minute with Michael Kightly firing home the rebound after Christian Walton had parried out a well-struck shot from Cox.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 6Turner
  • 5FerdinandBooked at 31mins
  • 3Coker
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 16Yearwood
  • 8Timlin
  • 7KightlySubstituted forMcGlashanat 90+5'minutes
  • 10CoxSubstituted forHarrisonat 85'minutes
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forLadapoat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Ladapo
  • 20Klass
  • 21Harrison
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 42Bwomono

Wigan

  • 1Walton
  • 2Byrne
  • 22DunkleyBooked at 47mins
  • 33Burn
  • 3Elder
  • 5Morsy
  • 6Power
  • 11MasseySubstituted forVaughanat 61'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 25PowellBooked at 43minsSubstituted forColcloughat 87'minutes
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forRobertsat 61'minutes
  • 9Grigg

Substitutes

  • 4Perkins
  • 8Vaughan
  • 14Bruce
  • 18Roberts
  • 23Jones
  • 27Colclough
  • 28Fulton
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,623

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Wigan Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Michael Kightly.

Booking

James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Sam Morsy (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Shayon Harrison (Southend United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Ryan Colclough replaces Nick Powell.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shayon Harrison replaces Simon Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 3, Wigan Athletic 1. Michael Kightly (Southend United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Foul by Michael Timlin (Southend United).

Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Michael Turner (Southend United) because of an injury.

Michael Turner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic).

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Wigan Athletic 1. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

Attempt missed. James Vaughan (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Michael Turner.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Gary Roberts replaces Michael Jacobs.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. James Vaughan replaces Gavin Massey.

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic).

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Cheyenne Dunkley.

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Dan Burn.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Anton Ferdinand.

Booking

Cheyenne Dunkley (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan29196456164063
2Shrewsbury30187540231761
3Blackburn31179556312560
4Scunthorpe32159846341254
5Rotherham311651052371553
6Bradford32154134749-249
7Charlton3013894037347
8Portsmouth31144133836246
9Peterborough30128104739844
10Plymouth32128123740-344
11Bristol Rovers31133154548-342
12Oxford Utd31118124847141
13Gillingham311011103535041
14Southend31117133950-1140
15Doncaster32912113738-139
16Walsall30910113843-537
17Fleetwood30106144248-636
18Northampton32106163152-2136
19Blackpool31811123743-635
20Wimbledon3197153038-834
21Oldham3289154558-1333
22MK Dons3079143043-1330
23Rochdale27510122737-1025
24Bury3167182647-2125
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